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Collingwood FC fined for misleading membership offer
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 9 2013

Collingwood Football Club recently paid the price for placing a misleading advertisement relating to a membership offer. Fined A$20,400 for its


Specsavers loses eye case Luxottica glasses raised once again
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 31 2013

Upon setting up in Australia about 5 years ago, Specsavers has fought hard to achieve a share of a retail optometry market reportedly worth over $1b a


Google AdWords and the UK Interflora case
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 19 2013

For some businesses, Google AdWords offers an easy means of increasing brand recognition and profile amidst almost endless search engine results


Telstra succeeds in stopping Optus’ comparative advertisements
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 17 2014

Telstra successfully obtained an injunction against Optus in relation to Optus' advertisements, which made specific comparisons regarding network


Legal traps when buying or selling a business with followers, likers or subscribers
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 4 2014

We all know that social media provides businesses with an effective way to interact with existing and potential customers and promote their goods or


Differing approaches by English and Australian courts to defamation on social media
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • June 26 2014

In a judgment handed down on 29 November 2013 in Mickle v Farley, Judge Elkaim of the District Court of NSW found that a former Orange High School


Smartphones and social media under the Workplace Surveillance Act (NSW) 2005
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 3 2013

Many employers supply their employees with smartphones to assist them to perform their role. It is only natural that an employer would want to use any


There’s no 10 in ‘11 for Warburton
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 10 2011

Partner, Tom Griffith examines the case Seven Network v James Warburton in which the Supreme Court of NSW upheld a restraint of trade that has the effect of delaying a leading television executive’s plans to move from Channel Seven to competing network Channel Ten with effect from 14 July 2011


Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Limited: kookaburra gets the last laugh
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 26 2010

The decision concerned allegations including breach of copyright in respect of the pop song "Down Under", recorded in 1979 and again in 1981 by Men at Work


YouTube not responsible for user posted content
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 6 2013

In April 2013, YouTube had another victory in the US courts against media giant, Viacom, for copyright infringement. Six years after its initial